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With a history spanning across more than two centuries, Middlebury College is a unique institution, among the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges, with a reach extending from our main campus in Vermont's Champlain Valley to specialized and graduate programs located around the world.



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Middlebury College Archival Images
Middlebury College Archival Images
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A collection of historic photos and other graphic materials documenting the history of Middlebury College and the surrounding community. Digitized from original materials held by Middlebury Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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This is a collection of campus newspapers and alumni newsletters, among other College publications, from the 19th Century to the present.  Downloadable items include complete back issues of The Undergraduate, The Middlebury Campus, Middlebury College magazine, and more, currently held and maintained by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Historic Texts
Middlebury College Historic Texts
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A collection of archival texts - including letters, manuscripts, journals, and printed ephemera from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries - held and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Manuscripts
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
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The Julian W. Abernethy Library of American Literature was bequeathed to Middlebury College in 1923, upon the death of Julian W. Abernethy, Class of 1876, College Trustee from 1901-1923. A distinguished teacher and scholar of American and British literature, Abernethy was an avid bibliophile and during his lifetime amassed an extraordinary collection of first editions, collected works, critical editions, and original manuscripts by the most notable men and women in American letters from the...
Topics: Transcendentalism, American writers, Manuscripts, Literature, Middlebury College
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Among the many historical items in Middlebury College's Vermont Collection are over 1,100 photographic postcards from depicting landscapes, structures, disasters, and daily life in early 20th Century Vermont. Many of Vermont's towns and villages are represented in the collection, and we are proud to share digitized versions of these important historic images via the Internet Archive. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special...
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
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One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to...
Topics: folksong, folklore, balladry, Middlebury College, New England, folksongs
Middlebury College Yearbooks
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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This collection contains copies of the Middlebury Kaleidoscope – Middlebury College’s yearbook – digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Vermont Life Magazine
Vermont Life Magazine
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Vermont Life magazine was a quarterly magazine, published by the State of Vermont, covering Vermont’s "people, places and culture." The state-owned magazine was founded in 1946 and ceased publication in the summer of 2018. Vermont Life was digitized from originals held by the State of Vermont, Middlebury College Special Collections, and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library with funding support from the following: Davis Family Foundation, Middlebury College Friends of the Library,...
Topics: Vermont Life, magazine
Vermont Railroads Collection
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Middlebury College
Middlebury College Catalogs
Middlebury College Catalogs
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A complete archive of Middlebury College course catalogs starting in 1804, from Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topic: course catalogs
Robinson Family letters at Rokeby Museum
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The Robinson Family letters from Rokeby Museum represent several generations of Quaker families in Vermont, especially the Robinsons - a family of farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors whose home in Ferrisburgh is now a National Historic Landmark and one of the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country. The letters concern personal, farming, and business matters relating to the various families, and major political and social issues of their times, including abolitionism,...
Topics: Rokeby Museum, Robinson Family papers, Abolitionism, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865,...
Middlebury Language Schools
Middlebury Language Schools
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This is a collection of publications, photos, video, and other archival content documenting the long and rich history of the Middlebury Language Schools, which have taken place during 6 to 8 week long summer sessions each year since 1915. Items in this collection are digitized versions of objects currently held by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
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Historic photographs from the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, originally presented in 'A Walking History of Middlebury' by Glenn M. Andres. This digital image collection is hosted by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury, Vt.,, Photographs
Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College
Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College
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The Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College joins Hemingway  archives in more than 75 private and institutional collections, the most distinguished of which include those at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the  University of Texas at Austin. Compiled by writer Leicester Hemingway (1915-1982), the younger brother of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), our physical collection contains more than 1,600...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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As part of Middlebury College Special Collections' commitment to preserving and providing access to a complex record of student life, we are sharing a selection of 19th-21st Century primary documents related to student activism at Middlebury.  We hope that the items in this collection contribute to a more complete history of the College, its student body, the broader communities in which they reside, and the rich - and sometimes controversial - history of political and cultural...
Topic: student activism
Middlebury College Map Collection
Middlebury College Map Collection
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These 19th and Early 20th Century maps of Vermont and the surrounding region have been scanned from original documents in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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The Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive includes video of lectures and events from Middlebury College. Lectures and addresses included in this collection have been delivered by speakers from many institutions on a variety of critical topics, and are made available whenever possible via the Internet Archive and other online platforms.
Topics: Lectures, Commencement speeches, Middlebury College
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
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Program for the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, 1886. Includes the first appearance of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "The Bartholdi Statue, " p. 61-62. This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Pamphlets Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892, Poem, Abernethy Pamphlets Collection
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Middlebury Special Collections
by Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
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93 p. ; 18 cm.
Topic: Poetry
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by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Lectures, Collier, Michael
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by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Kinnell, Galway
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by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Hadley Hall belonging to Anonymous student, Class of 2019. This image is a scanned version of an original print or negative held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hadley Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Readings, Baxter, Charles, Reading,...
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by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Orlen, Stever, Perry,...
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College Publication Department
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Middlebury College New Faces for the Class of 1981. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, College freshmen, First-year students, Photographs, New Faces
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Nunez, Sigrid, Harvey,...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Kenan, Randall, Stone,...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Meredith, William
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Stewart Hall belonging to Peter Martin, Class of 2019. This image is a scanned version of an original print or negative held by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Stewart Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Readings, Collier, Michael, Hample,...
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College News Bureau
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6 x 6.5 cm b&w negative transparency. Photograph of Foster R. Dulles at the Middlebury Conference "How Should We Respond to the World Crises?" This is a scanned version of the original print or negative in Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Do you know something about this photograph? We'd like to hear from you. Email us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Events
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
Middlebury College Map Collection
by Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
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35 x 27 cm color map of Cornwall, Vermont
Topics: Cornwall (Vt.), maps
Middlebury Special Collections
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "The heart bow'd down by weight of woe" Note: "From the Opera of The Bohemian Girl" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Lectures, Voigt Lecture, Ellen Bryant
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Meredith, William,...
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, 1982
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Lectures, Voigt, Ellen Bryant
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Derby Line Hotel, with automobiles in front, signs "Socony", and "United States Customs", Derby Line, Vermont. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Hotels, Derby Line (Vt.), Postcards
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Students pose in front of KDR house at 48 South Street, Middlebury, Vermont.  This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: KDR, Kappa Delta Rho, Student activities
Middlebury Special Collections
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Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury Special Collections
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Middlebury Special Collections
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Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Rutland Railroad steam locomotive 232 is belching smoke and steam in front of the railroad station at St. Alban's, Vermont, as two men stand on the adjacent sidewalk. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Railroad stations, Saint Albans, Postcards
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Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury Special Collections
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Halloween card in Middlebury College's collection of holiday cards. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Halloween, Postcards, Holiday cards, Greeting cards
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Basketball game
Topics: Basketball, Games, College sports
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb01-02-1970_71-51np
View of West Cemetery on South Main Street, adjacent to the Middlebury College Campus.
Topics: Historic sites--Vermont--Middlebury, Cemeteries--Vermont--Middlebury, Middlebury (Vt.), Addison...
Source: Averill Collection, Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
Faculty member with students at the Bread Loaf School of English, 1950 Do you know something about this photograph? We���d like to hear from you. Email us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, Vt., Bread Loaf School of English faculty,...
Source: A10 PF MCNB Photos
Middlebury College Archival Images
by C. Parker, Washington D.C. photographer
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Portrait of Timothy Clark Smith, M.D., Middlebury College Alumnus, Class of 1842; Staff Surgeon in the Russian army, 1855-1856; born in Monkton, Vt.; physician; U.S. Consul at Odessa, Russia, 1861-1875, at Galatz, 1878-1883; died in Middlebury, Vt.; (right-facing portrait) Title supplied by cataloger This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, Smith, Timothy C. (Timothy Clark), 1821-1893
Source: a9pf.1842.smithtc.02
Portrait of William Frederick Hall, Middlebury College Alumnus, Class of 1820; (right-facing portrait) Title supplied by cataloger This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, Hall, William Frederick, 1802-1884
Source: a9pf.1820.hallwf
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Painter Hall from the east This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: College buildings, Painter Hall, College campus
Source: a12pf.painter.1906.01
Middlebury College Catalogs
by Middlebury College
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Middlebury College course catalog from 2000. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Varsity Baseball team, spring 1945.
Topics: Baseball, Varsity, College sports
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb01-01-1945-06np
Middlebury Special Collections
by Wilbur, LaFayette, 1834-1918
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397 pages. Volume 3 of 4. Historical treatise detailing the early history of the state of Vermont. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topic: History
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
This is a scanned version of the original print or negative in Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Do you know something about this photograph? We'd like to hear from you. Email us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu.
Topics: Photographs, College archives, Student Activities
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Portrait of Middlebury alum F. Andrews, class of 1900. Scanned from archival print by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury alumni, Portraits, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A9 PF
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by Wilbur, LaFayette, 1834-1918
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463 pages. Volume 4 of 4. Historical treatise detailing the early history of the state of Vermont. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topic: History
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by Middlebury College
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Photograph of Starr Library at Middlebury College, taken in or around 1930.This is a scanned version of the original print or negative in Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Do you know something about this photograph? We'd like to hear from you. Email us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
Topics: Middlebury College, College buildings, Buildings, structures, etc., Starr Library
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by O’hara, Michael
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Students at Middlebury College stage a “die-in” against racism and police violence in solidarity with protesters at Ferguson, MO and Black Lives Matter. This image is part of the Michael O’hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism at Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Racism on campus, Black...
Source: Michael O’Hara Photographic Collection of Student Activism, Special Collections, Middlebury College
Middlebury College Yearbooks
by Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Yearbooks, College archives
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by Middlebury College
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Photograph of A-frames at Middlebury College, taken in or around 2006.This is a scanned version of the original print or negative in Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Do you know something about this photograph? We'd like to hear from you. Email us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
Topics: Middlebury College, College buildings, Buildings, structures, etc., A-frames
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19 x 19 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 11-298 Ralph Flanders walking down in Smiley mance This is a scanned version of the original image in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Flanders, Ralph, Springfield (Vt.), Photographs
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Photograph of the Middlebury College Class of 1996. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Photographs, Middlebury College, Class photos, Middlebury College alumni
Middlebury College Catalogs
by Middlebury College
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Middlebury College course catalog from 1996. Scanned from the original by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Course catalogs, Middlebury College, College archives, Catalogues
Middlebury Special Collections
by Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Boruch, Marianne
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by Student Government Association
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Student Government Association (SGA) bill F2019-SB3 entitled: A Bill to Invest a Portion of the SGA Reserves. The bill was sponsored by John Gosselin and Kenshin Cho. 
Topics: Student Government Association, SGA, Student government, Middlebury College, Investments, Student...
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Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Middlebury College Map Collection
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35 x 27 cm color map of Vermont
Topics: Vermont, maps
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Running on a dirt road in the rain This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Running, College athletics, Roads
Source: a28pf.xcountry.1936.01